Shorts: Race and Identity

Thursday, June 27, 2024
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2024-06-27 17:00:00 2024-06-27 19:00:00 Shorts: Race and Identity 06/27/2024 5:00pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Short Film Program

The Pieces

Directed by Autumn Thompson (USA, 2024, 24 min.).

Curious about and confused by her identity, a young woman sets out on a journey to discover herself after the results of a DNA test don’t match what she has known her whole life.

Hair Care

Directed by Fatima Wardy (Côte d’Ivoire, 2023, 12 min.).

A young woman must traverse an animated Ivory Coast in order to track her down her missing hair braider.


Directed by Marcella Taylor (USA, 2022, 11 min.).

A young Black boy finds his worldview forever changed after witnessing several instances of racism.

Color of Autumn

Directed by Aimiende Negbenebor Sela (USA, 2023, 15 min.).

Chicago, 1966: a sheltered Black eight-year-old is blindsided by cruel and casual racism while playing with white children. Inspired by true events.


Directed by Thato Mwosa (USA, 2023, 10 min.).

After a hurtful comment from a friend, a fourteen-year-old girl’s self-esteem takes a hit, pushing her to desperate extremes as she embarks on a perilous journey to transform her body.


Directed by Dash Jo (USA, 2023, 16 min.).

After years of training, 16-year-old Kiana is finally old enough to audition for her dream dance school. However, with the help of her grandmother, she realizes that she faces a debilitating issue: her skin is too dark. Desperate to pursue her dreams, Kiana turns to skin whitening in an attempt to beat the odds. After witnessing her mother confront her traumatic past, Kiana must decide if she will let the world’s bias stop her from dancing.

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